Power Plant Operator
Polk Power Partners, L.P. - Mulberry Cogen Facility - Bartow, FL

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Position Summary:

Hands-on responsibility to locally start, stop and monitor equipment and perform routine maintenance tasks. Responsible for all aspects of safe and efficient plant operation while assigned to shift, including online rounds outside of the control room. Authorizes and monitors, through the safe work permit process, all work within the plant. Responsible for operation of the facility within permit limits, and all other regulatory standards, and all applicable NSGS policies and procedures.

Reports To:

Operations Manager

Status:

Non exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Plant shift operations including local starting and stopping of equipment.
2. Maintain shift operating logs and records.
3. Read and record gauges and meters.
4 . Perform mechanical and electrical maintenance tasks, inspections and trouble shooting as assigned.
5. Assist in the development of standard operational procedures.
6. Perform overhaul maintenance and system improvement tasks as assigned.
7. Implement safe working practices, identify hazards and take corrective actions as approved.
8. Handle and transfer bulk chemicals and oil.
9. Perform chemical analysis and chemical control on steam, cooling, and condensate systems. maintain chemistry logs.
10. Maintain plant security.
11. Operate heavy equipment such as aerial lift and forklift.
12. Recommend plant betterment items to improve overall plant efficiency, reliability, and safety.
13. Handle inert and explosive gas (H2, N2, O2, acetylene, CO2).
14. Perform other duties as assigned.
15. Fill in for Senior Operator as directed by site management.
16. Work rotating Shifts.
17. Work Coverage and Overtime as required.

Physical Requirements:

1. This position requires the ability to safely use, handle and inspect equipment containing (and perform maintenance in close proximity to sources of), hazardous energy, hazardous chemicals and hazardous wastes as those terms are defined under various safety and environmental regulations. The position requires the use of appropriate personal protective equipment for the hazards identified above. In the employee’s normal immediate work area, this position requires the employee to be routinely familiar with, and to appropriately respond to, the hazards identified above, including, but not limited to repairs on equipment containing chemicals, containment of chemical leaks, response to electrical interruptions, etc. This response would encompass appropriate personal protection techniques, the following of safety procedures such as (but not limited to) lock out/tag out procedures, and the following of environmental procedures. This position requires the ability to perform these functions with little supervision.

2. Must be able to frequently climb ladders; enter confined spaces; climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders and walkways at elevations of 80 feet and more; crawl to the through confined areas; correctly wear and work using self-contained breathing apparatus; lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions and 50 pounds from the floor to the waist.

3. This job requires the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, climb vertical access ladders and stairwells, carry up to 50 pounds and to see, hear, walk and talk effectively. Must be able to wear a respirator and use other safety equipment as required.

4) Other physical requirements:

Reaching/Pulling/Pushing-FREQUENT
Bending/Stooping/Kneeling-FREQUENT
Sight Acuity Near-FREQUENT
Sight Acuity Far-MODERATE
Sight Depth Acuity-FREQUENT
Sight Color Acuity-FREQUENT
Talking (Loud &/Or Clear)-MODERATE
Hearing-MODERATE
Heavy Lifting (>50 LBS)-FREQUENT
Medium Lifting (< 50 LBS)-FREQUENT
Climbing-FREQUENT
High Eye-Hand Coordination-FREQUENT
Full Motor Capability-FREQUENT
Standing & Walking-FREQUENT

Environmental/Work Conditions

Dirty/Dusty Environment-MODERATE
Noisy Work Areas-MODERATE
Extreme Cold-MODERATE
Extreme Heat &/Or Humidity-MODERATE
Fumes/Mists/Odors/Gases Poor Ventilation-MODERATE
Confined Work Area/Spaces-MODERATE
Rotating Shift Work-FREQUENT
Scheduled Weekend Work-FREQUENT
Work From Elevated Position-FREQUENT

Preferred Qualifications:

1. High school graduate, trade school, military service or technical training schools. Additional professional training preferred.
2. Minimum of two years operations experience in power generating facilities or process plants. Additional experience with machinery repair and control systems preferred.
3. Knowledge of the kinds and types of equipment installed derived through a combination of hands-on experience and formal training performed in the manufacturer’s factory and/or at the jobsite.
4. Demonstrate skills in the use of tools, test equipment and calibration appliances.
5. Strong mechanical aptitude, basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics. Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations.
6. Must be able to visually read and respond to computer-generated data, instrumentation, gauges, readouts and variations in color.
7. Must have manual dexterity required to operate keyboards, pushbuttons, dials, valves and mechanical-actuating devices.
8. Must have a valid driver’s license.


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